Play & Create the World of Your Dreams

Tuesday October 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Explore the design game Adapt! This new and exciting tool encourages, supports, and guides us through applying a holistic design process to create the world of our dreams.

Through play we ask productive and practical questions that will lead us towards increased care awareness and implementable solutions.

Explorer, designer, and educator Bridget O’Brien will guide you through this journey. She specializes in Permaculture-based regenerative land use, social structure, and self-care design workshops and coaching, and is the creative developer of the design game called Adapt.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday October 25, 2017: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Film & Discussion: Grooming a Generation

Thursday October 26, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

The 2017 documentary "Grooming a Generation" is a 30-minute film directed by Andy Sacks about local Ypsilanti barbers and their innovative program to get young customers reading:

"Read to your barber while you get a haircut. Get a two dollar refund. Low tech, high concept. No apps, no devices, no software. Just a 25 minute hair appointment, a shelf of books, and an adult who truly cares."

Join us for a screening of this captivating film, followed by a panel discussion with Emmy Award-winning director Sacks and some of the barbers who appear in the film.

Letter Writing to Our Soldiers

Thursday October 26, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-adult

Celebrate the National Day of the Deployed and support our soldiers, both present and past.

Join us in writing letters to our new recruits, deployed soldiers, and veterans. Letters will be mailed to Operation Gratitude who will pack these letters of support in their care packages.

Mini Succulent Pumpkins!

Friday October 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Just in time for the Fall holidays! Join us to make beautiful, teeny-tiny decorations out of pumpkins and live succulents.

A fun and easy craft project, these pumpkins will bring holiday flair to your home for weeks on end.

This event is intended for adults and teens of all skill levels.

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party!

Saturday October 28, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, join us at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party! Hosted by Ann Arbor municipal liaison Hilary Braley, you'll find fellow first-time and experienced writers to get inspired! This event includes light refreshments.

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000-word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 pm, November 30.

Official NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at AADL during November, but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick off party!

Splatoon: Hyper Local Splatfest

Saturday October 28, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. Are you and your four-player squad willing to get your tentacles inky for glory?!

Dive into the ink at your library!

2017 AADL COSTUME CONTEST

Sunday October 29, 2017: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Come in your best, craziest, or most outrageous costume to AADL’s annual costume contest!

To enter, you must be seen by the judges between 12:30–2:00 pm. The award ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm. We will have a FREE photo booth in the Lobby (from 12:00-3:00 pm) for all to enter and commemorate the day as well as snacks and crafts.

Target gift cards for $30 will be awarded in these categories:

Best Overall Kids Costume
Best Overall Teen Costume
Best Overall Adult Costume
Best Overall Family Costume

Halloween medals will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Simple, Yet Sophisticated
Best Book Character
Most Creative Family Costumes
Most Creative Group Costumes
Best Character Costume based on a Popular Character
Best Parent & Baby (as Accessory)
Most Esoteric
Most 'Of the Moment'
Best Use of Special Effects
Most Hilarious
Most Complex
Best & Brightest Colored
Most Disgusting/Gross
Best Robot
Best Flying Object

All-Ages Mario Kart 8

Sunday October 29, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday October 29, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!